I was diagnosed in 1996 with a BS 463 fasting. I have been pumping off and on for close to 10 years. 1st with the Omipod, that didn’t work well for me as I kept knocking it loose. I then went to a 530G that was covered by Medicare. It was replaced a 630 and the Warranty expired in July 2020.
I have been very frustrated with my inability to order Medtronic supplies in a timely manner. I have been without supplies for just under 3 months in 20. So, I looked into the T-slim and requested Tadem to help me make the switch. The Tadem folks tell me that I do not qualify for a insulin pump under Medicare rules. That it is impossible that I have a pump and that I am receiving supplies under Medicare or CGM supplies. Medtronic om the other hand wants to upgrade me to a 770 pump. I am using the 630 as a brick or just a pump as I am using G6 and right now the Med pumps do not communicate with the G6. And I have tried and rejected the Medtronic CGM as the readings were off by over 100 points vrs finger sticks. Once it was off over 300 points. And if I had allowed the Dr to change the settings, well life might have been a bit too intense. I was already running low which the meter demonstrated
I have been waiting for return calls from Tadem for close to 4 months both from the sales office and the local rep. I dont really want to lock myself into another Medtronic pump that doesn’t talk to the Dexcom. So I have a few questions;
- I would greatly prefer to keep my G6 and find a pump that can use the information that the CGM provides.
- Is this how Tadem responds to customers requests?
- Is there another pump supplier that perhaps I am not aware of or one that may be introduced shortly that works with the Dexcom?